Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by paulr, Aug 31, 2004.
I hardly ever watch films in bed,only tv.
Whats the pro's and cons,is normal tv in widescreen?
"Normal TV" via digital media (Freeview or Sky or cable) is a mixture - most newer material is 16x9. TV via analog is 4x3 in signal format, with some programmes in a compromise 14x9 ratio.
I get my signal through NTL cable.
Is 16.9 widescreen?
As good as, although some "widescreen" pictures can be 15:9 (more DVD's though i think) i coujld be wrong though!
Is tv going the widescreen route,i guess thats what i'm asking.
If it's a 2nd TV off the STB, and your 1st is a widescreen it's a no brainer. The STB needs to be set to widescreen, and whilst with some sky boxes you can set the 2nd zone to be a different aspect, you can't with NTL, and your picture will be all weird if you get a 4:3 TV.
Yes, TV is "going widescreen". TV signals are always either 16x9 (widescreen) (only via digital media) or 4x3 (not widescreen) (via analog and some digital programmes). More and more output is designed for 16x9.
Some LCD "widescreen" TVs are 15x9 in shape and this slight difference bothers some people, because it does involve some minor compromise when viewing 16x9 material.
Movies presented on DVD (but rarely on TV) are often wider than "widescreen". Such movies are fitted to the 16x9 shape of the signal by the addition of black bars above and below.
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